Wave on Wave

“Wave on Wave”

Addiction came upon me “wave on wave” and definitely wasn’t a sudden event in my life.  It truly sent me on miles of no direction and a life of pretending.  Until I found recovery, my life wasn’t complete.  After I found recovery and lived it, I found myself not afraid anymore.  Recovery is also the reason I am still here today and without the love and confidence in myself first and support from others second, I firmly believe I would not be on this earth today.  As the song says, “I wondered out into the water and thought I might drown” rings very close to how I was living my life.  

As addiction came upon me wave on wave, I also believe recovery came upon me wave on wave and it continues to do so.  When recovery came to me and I finally realized I could not have everything else in my life, such as health, family, friends, a career, etc, I could feel the clouds break, shining the sun into my life.  

At La Hacienda Treatment Center, there was a place I would go to every morning to pray, seek gratitude and meditate.  Other members of the treatment center and I would start a bonfire on top of a hill, sing songs, pray and go our own separate ways to reflect on ourselves for about a 1/2 hour.  We would then return to the camp fire to pray, socialize and talk to one another.  This was one of my most precious experiances at treatment and wasn’t required, but I did it every morning after I learned about it.  Some mornings for that 1/2 hour, I would have nothing to say to my self, but some mornings I could not stop reflecting on my life and the direction I was placing myself towards.  

Here is a picture from the hill on the treatment center’s property we would go to in the morning:

LaHacienda Chapel

This was a very sacred place to me and now I use my front porch as a place to reflect, listen to music, write, listen to my wind-chime and watch the birds on my bird feeder.  I have beautiful birds that come and visit me in the morning such as cardinals and blue-jays and they bring the sound of life / peacefulness to my mornings.  I almost always start my day off this way and I encourage you to find a place where you can start your day off in a peaceful way by doing something that you like to do, such as, but not limited to: listen to music, write, read or just sit and listen to birds play or planes fly by and wonder where they are going.  It doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you’re doing something that is bringing you peace inside your heart and soul.  It could be running 5 miles or having a cup of coffee.  

What are you doing or want to do to give yourself a time of peace and reflection during your day? 

Lyrics to the Song: “Wave on Wave” By: Pat Green

Mile upon mile got no direction,
We’re all playing the same game.
We’re all looking for redemption,
Just afraid to say the name.

So caught up now in pretending,
That what we’re seekin’ is the truth.
I’m just looking for a happy ending,
All I’m looking for is you.

You came upon me wave on wave,
You’re the reason I’m still here, yeah
Am I the one you were sent to save?
You came upon me wave on wave.

I wondered out into the water,
And I thought that I might drown.
I dunno what I was after,
I just know I was going down.

That’s when she found me,
I’m not afraid anymore.
She said”You know I always had you baby,
Just waitin for you to find what you were looking for.

You came upon me wave on wave,
You’re the reason I’m still here.
Am I the one you were sent to save,
When you came upon me wave on wave.

Wave on wave.
Wave on wave.

And you came upon me wave on wave,
You’re the reason I’m still here.
Am I the one you were sent to save,
When you came upon me wave on wave.
The clouds broke and the angels cried,
You ain’t gotta walk alone,
That’s why he put me in your way,
And you came upon me wave on wave.

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Wave On Wave Lyrics

Mile upon mile got no direction,
We’re all playing the same game.
We’re all looking for redemption,
Just afraid to say the name.

So caught up now in pretending,
That what we’re seekin’ is the truth.
I’m just looking for a happy ending,
All I’m looking for is you.

You came upon me wave on wave,
You’re the reason I’m still here, yeah
Am I the one you were sent to save?
You came upon me wave on wave.

I wandered out into the water,
And I thought that I might drown.
I dunno what I was after,
I just know I was going down.

That’s when she found me,
I’m not afraid anymore.
She said”You know I always had you baby,
Just waitin for you to find what you were looking for.

You came upon me wave on wave,
You’re the reason I’m still here.
Am I the one you were sent to save,
When you came upon me wave on wave.

Wave on wave.
Wave on wave.

And you came upon me wave on wave,
You’re the reason I’m still here.
Am I the one you were sent to save,
When you came upon me wave on wave.
The clouds broke and the angels cried,
You ain’t gotta walk alone,
That’s why he put me in your way,
And you came upon me wave on wave.

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